Buying a < 7 Lakh Petrol Car.


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Interesting point said by Sriharsha.

While going for a TD if possible try to get the spares price list of both i20 and Polo. This will help you get an idea how the maintenance of a Polo could be.

But for your minimal running maintenance of a VW car should not burn a hole in your pocket! Always follow your heart and you will never regret buying that car.

I would say no to Micra. I just saw one in road and its back profile is looking very ugly. Since its a car for you , i guess looks must be on top-priority for you!
 

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1: It is not a car for him. It is for his family.
2: He actually likes Micra's looks.
 
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1: It is not a car for him. It is for his family.
2: He actually likes Micra's looks.
1. The car is for ME. My family doesn't care much
2. I'm not a great fan of the Micra's looks. I was just saying that the looks of the Micra aren't too bad in that thread.


@Cool Dhaya. Good point. We shall refer the recent ACI that covered spare part prices and get back.

I talked to my dad, and he read this thread. He feels the i20 and Polo are the most viable options. Anyway, suggestion are always welcome.
 
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With Polo, you should keep in mind that for at least next 2 to 3 years, maintenance cost will be high. On the other hand, German engineering is trustable. Also, not the point that i20 is a German design too. Hyundai planned and designed this car with a all European team as they wanted to grab European market.
 

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1. The car is for ME. My family doesn't care much
Then why dont you buy it after 2 years, when you have a driving licence?
Who knows, after 2 years, you may even have a bigger budget.

If you get a car now, and your family uses it, you will always have a feeling of getting a used car.

Your friends will always say: Papa ki car thi, use nahi karte the, isko mil gayi.(It was dad's car, didnt use it, so he got it.)

But if you get a new car, your friends will say, his dad bought him a new car.


Anyways, if its for you, then I would also recommend the polo.
 
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Hey Arkin!

For a budget of 7 lakhs and if you looking for a premium hatch, then ask your papa to test drive the following.

  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Honda Jazz
  • Hyundai i20
Volkswagen Polo - One of the best built & robust hatch in India yet!
Pros - Robust & Solid Built, German Engineering
Cons - Features aren't that impressive, Maintenance & Service on higher side.

Honda Jazz - The best, most & only premium hatch in India till date.
Pros - Ivtec, panoromic view which doesn't even come in an SUV !!
Cons - Higher price Tag!

Hyundai i20 - Hot seller of the segment & unbiased winner.
Pros - 5 star rating, interiors & features!
Cons - I really dont see any


You can opt for Hyundai i20, if you want to be Uber Cool, else go for Honda Jazz.


Congratz for your new wheels!!
 
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Cons - Features aren't that impressive, Maintenance & Service on higher side.
Feature wise, yes i20 has more.
Maintenance/Service cost yet to be seen. How have you concluded Polo will be on higher side? It has launched just 2-3 months back. Hyundai never been cheap to maintain.
Since only Polo (apart from Punto) has 15K service interval, I would say even if the cost of spares are bit on higher side, Polo will be easy to maintain.

Hyundai i20
Cons - I really dont see any
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The engine is worst of the lot.
Steering on high speed is scary.
Ride & Handling - again worst of the lot.

Again, I don't mean i20 is bad, what I want to say is car-to-car Polo is better than i20 overall.
 
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Glad to see you RSM!

Okay, have these words in the history of The Automotive India!!

VW can never be cheaper than Hyundai in hatchback segment in terms of maintenance & service.

We will definitely have lot of i20 & Polo owners here & let them say the remaining!

15K interval doesn't mean that Polo has got the best engine under the hoods & 10K interval doesn't mean that Hyundai is crap!

Companies like FIAT & VW are just entering into India & they want to capture market & this is just an marketing gimmick to make people feel that their car's are best.


I claim VW's maintenance to be on higher side than Hyundai as I have huge contacts working for different manufacturers across Globe. [cheers]

And regarding speed & handling, agreed that Polo is far better. But that doesn't conclude to own a car.
 
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@AMG, its a good 4 years before I can drive. When I go to college, my dad will buy me a new car, if I want. If I choose to use the Polo then, one can't say that my dad gave me his 2nd car. One could say - "Arkin has started driving his car, at last". I don't care what others say. What I like matters.
@Zinam, I was looking forward to hear from you, at last I have! Well, the Jazz is out of our budget, as we can't spend > Rs 6 lakh on the ex-showroom price. Anyway, thanks for bringing out many valid points on the i20 and Polo.
@RSM. Thanks a lot. That bit about AfSS costs was really nagging me until now.

I was talking to my dad, and when he asked me, other than the option of 6 airbags what the extra features of the i20 were, I replied - " Power mirrors, seatbelt warning system" and so on, as well as explained about them, and he said, "why do I need power mirrors? This feature is unnecessary. We don't need a seat belt warning system either, when we have someone like you". :biggrin:

We're going to TD the Polo after lunch (yes, late).

EDIT: If servicing costs are not as expensive as Honda's, there should be no problem.
 
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We could not test drive the Polo today, as my dad was ill.
Tomorrow, we will be TDing -
1. Polo
2. i20, and if time permits,
3. DZire.

One question: Is door step TD possible for the VW Polo in Bangalore?
 
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